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Analysis of the global market of polyvinyl chloride in 2008-2012, the forecast for 2013-2017

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In 2008-2012, sales of polyvinyl chloride in the world increased and reached 25 million tons in 2012. About 70% of PVC is consumed by enterprises producing construction materials. Thus, the volume of sales of the polymer is in direct proportion to the level of development of the construction industry. BusinesStat estimates that in 2017, sales of polyvinyl chloride in the world will amount to 8.3 million tons, exceeding the 2013 value.

In 2008-2012, the production of polyvinyl chloride in the world increased by 15%. The leading global manufacturers of polyvinyl chloride in this period were China and the United States. In 2013-2017, the production of plastics in the world will grow by an average of 2.4% per year.

In 2008-2012, imports of polyvinyl chloride in the world increased and reached 11.4 million tons in 2012.

The largest importer of PVC in this period was China. The most expensive goods were imported to Japan. The lowest price of imports differed in supplies to Korea.

In 2012, the volume of world exports of polyvinyl chloride amounted to 12.2 million tons, which exceeds the value of 2008. More than 30% of global exports in 2008-2012 were accounted for by shipments from the United States and Germany. At the highest price, PVC was exported from Ukraine, at the lowest price - from Indonesia and Thailand.

"Analysis of the global PVC market in 2008-2012, the forecast for 2013-2017" includes the most important data necessary to understand the current market conditions and assess the prospects for its development:

• Economy and population

• Production of polyvinyl chloride

• Sales of PVC

• External and internal trade in polyvinyl chloride

• Import and export of polyvinyl chloride

• Foreign trade prices of polyvinyl chloride

The review provides current data for 150 countries and a forecast for the 25 leading countries of the world market for polyvinyl chloride: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, India, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, China, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, USA, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Croatia, Sweden, Japan.

In preparing the review used official statistics:

• United Nations Statistics Division

• Commodity Trade Statistics

• Eurostat

• National Agencies and Compendia

• Index Mundi

• Industrial Commodity Statistics

• International Trade Center

• International Monetary Fund

• Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

• World Trade Organization

Along with the official statistics, the review contains the results of BusinesStat research:

• Analysis of open information on the chemical industry

• Survey of chemical industry experts

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